Andrea Pirlo is a man in demand. Saturday’s Champions League final loss with Juventus was more than likely his final game for the Italian giants and he is looking set for a new challenge outside of Europe.
Last week reports emerged that New York City FC had offered him a deal and that the player had indeed agreed to join, though with nothing concrete reported by either club yet, other teams are circling.
One of those is Australian side Sydney FC. The A-League outfit are keen to bring Pirlo in and will offer the midfield legend a huge $4 million-a-year deal for two seasons Down Under, according to The Australian.
Representatives from Australia reportedly flew to Milan on Sunday to try and discuss terms over a possible contract but it’s not yet clear whether Pirlo would want to play in the region.Embed from Getty Images
While it may look a bit farfetched, it was Sydney FC who managed to lure Alessandro Del Piero to the club back in 2012 despite interest from Liverpool, as he became the highest paid player to ever play in Australia.
They would likely offer the same sort of terms to Pirlo if he is keen on a move, though New York City FC will still be confident as it’s more than likely they can match, if not beat the $8 million offer over two seasons being reported.
Frank Lampard will join up with the MLS Expansion Franchise next month and Pirlo could link up with the Premier League legend, as well as David Villa in New York.
Where should Andrea Pirlo move this summer – MLS or the A-League?